P567 ORACLE 567 Sat29 Jul C4 2201:11     3/5         by Simon Hardeman   LOANS DAMAGE PLANET...1 Third world projects funded by the World Bank are damaging the environment, it has been claimed. The US senate has heard how hundreds of millions of pounds worth of loans for Brazil were made on condition the environment was protected. But, said environment spokesperson Lori Udall, these conditions have not been met, "with numerous biological reserves, protected forest areas and Indian reserves suffering from illegal logging, mining, and agricultural squatters". more follows > Buzz Guide 560 Computers/Space 568 Computers Buzz Line Rock/Pop Kids
P567 ORACLE 567 Sat29 Jul C4 2201:01     4/5         by Simon Hardeman   LOANS DAMAGE PLANET...2 Loans have also been made to India for the Sardar Sarovar dam, the US senate heard, but guidelines attached about the resettlement of 90,000 people have been ignored. Another World Bank financed dam project, in Indonesia, has forcibly displaced 20,000 people, said Ms Udall. The criticisms highlight the difficulty of financing growth in the Third World while, at the salf time, conserving its priceless environmental heritage. more follows > Buzz Guide 560 Computers/Space 568 Computers Buzz Line Rock/Pop Kids
P567 ORACLE 567 Sat29 Jul C4 2201:10     5/5         by Simon Hardeman   SMALL WORLDS 15,000 hectares of new "community" forests are to be financed through the Countryside Commission. They will be planted outside cities in England and Wales in a bid to combat the greenhouse effect. Trees use carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, and produce oxygen. Greenpeace activists have targetted Italian kangaroo skin tanneries for protests. Four million animals are killed each year in Australia and Italy is the world's biggest kanagaroo skin importer. more follows > A new BUZZ WORLD every Friday Buzz Guide 560 Computers/Space 568 Computers Buzz Line Rock/Pop Kids
P567 ORACLE 567 Sat29 Jul C4 2200:01     1/5         by Simon Hardeman   ACID DROPS "Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain" could be what Dutch boffins have been singing to themselves. They've developed a machine that detects acid rain by "listening" to ammonia in the atmosphere. A laser "fired" at air samples agitates ammonia molecules, which then give off sound. The more ammonia there is, the louder the sound and so an accurate reading of the plant-destroying acid rain can be taken. more follows > Buzz Guide 560 Computers/Space 568 Space news every weekend on 568 Computers Buzz Line Rock/Pop Kids
P567 ORACLE 567 Sat29 Jul C4 2200:01     2/5         by Simon Hardeman   RAT AND OWL PLAGUE A "world heritage area" off the coast of Australia is threatened by a plague of rats and owls. Rats arrived on Lord Howe island in 1918 when a cargoship ran aground. In the 1920s Tasmanian masked owls were introduced to kill them but they and the rats just developed a taste for rare birds like the Lord Howe Island woodhen, one of the world' rarest. Now more than 2,000 poisoning points have been set up and a shooting campaign is under way to control the owls. more follows > Buzz Guide 560 Computers/Space 568 Computers Buzz Line Rock/Pop Kids